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Chelsea boss not forcing Frank Lampard to follow the footsteps of his compatriots - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes that club legend Frank Lampard will still play a significant role in the side even now and in near future. However the Portuguese is aware that he cannot rely on Lampard to be ever-present as in the past, rather will use him sparingly.
The 35-year-old was one of the key jewels of Mourinho’s team during the Portuguese’s first stint at the club. Apart from the fact that he has always been a goal-scoring midfielder and a match winner, Lampard has been an epitome of great consistency.
In three full-seasons under Mourinho, Lampard made 58, 50 and 60 appearances respectively that highlight his fable of consistency.
There was a time during the last season where Lampard’s future at the club was shrouded in the mist as he was approaching the end of his contract and there were no assurances from the hierarchy regarding any extension. He ...
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed Frank Lampard will be fit to resume training on Monday.
The veteran midfielder was not involved in Thursday's thrashing of Indonesia All Stars and had earlier in pre-season been struggling with an Achilles injury.
But Lampard, along with fellow absentees Andre Schurrle and Kevin de Bruyne, who has been given the all clear after scans...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is determined to get the best out of his players, and says he's happy to rely on the evergreen Frank Lampard.
Mourinho believes the 35-year-old midfielder can be as influential a player in his second spell at Chelsea as during the first, when Lampard scored the goals which sealed the Blues' first championship in 50 years.
Mourinho said: "...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that Frank Lampard will be used more sparingly in the upcoming season.
Lampard, 35, will continue to be a key influence for Chelsea in the 2013-14 season, but he won’t be playing as many games as he did during the 2012-13 season. Mourinho said:
“The role doesn’t have to change. What has to change is the way we analyze competition....
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Michael Essien in action for Chelsea.
If you’re an uninitiated observer of the game, you might be forgiven for confusing John Obi Mikel with Michael Essien.
Both are named Michael, or a variant of it. Both hail from African nations, and share the common fortune of playing for one of the leading clubs in England.
They’re both powerfully built, and...